Frosty start this morning, warmer for rest of the week

A gusty weather pattern behind a cold front and area of low pressure brought cool numbers yesterday and falling temperatures. With daytime temps stuck in the 50s all day and clearing skies yesterday late, the temperatures fell quickly this morning. Frost Advisories were posted to the west and northwest of us from Wausau all the way down just north of Madison. The viewing area could see some patchy frost inland, but no Frost Advisories were in play for southeastern Wisconsin. This is about the time of year we begin to see frost in the area.

High pressure begins to move back in for the majority of this week. This is good news if you want milder fall weather with another stretch of dry weather. Last week helped the drought-stricken areas in southern Wisconsin get back on par for rainfall. Rainfall totals in Milwaukee reached over 2.5” of rain, more than we picked up the previous two months!

A zonal pattern the rest of the week and an amplified ridge will aid in the warming this week. By week’s end, highs will once again soar into the 70s, 10-15 degrees above the seasonal average. Today is the first day our average high is not at least 60 degrees. The next time the average high is 60 degrees again isn’t until May 1st!

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